date_range Starts on September 7, 2015
event_note End date September 13, 2015
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assignment Level : Introductive
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Uncover a grave, examine remains and reveal the victim’s identity in this free online course, linked to a new Val McDermid story.

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The first step in any investigation involving a death is to determine the identity of the deceased. This free online course will take you on a journey through the world of forensic anthropology, unveiling the tools that will allow you to reveal that identity. Join forensic experts to identify the dead In the shadow of Dundee’s Law Hill, a grim discovery demands the attention of forensic experts. Unidentified human remains have been found and the police need to identify the victim to move forward with their investigation. After a meticulous recovery of the remains, it will be your job to: document and attempt to explain any evidence of trauma; identify the victim through biological profiling; and undertake a facial reconstruction. Experts from the University of Dundee’s award-winning Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHId) will guide you through the process of human identification. They will introduce you to the fields of human identification; forensic anthropology and archaeology; craniofacial identification; and the study of the human body. Evaluate evidence as the case unfolds Week-by-week, the case will unfold, providing you with more information about the victim. You will be presented with theoretical material and hands-on learning opportunities, to evaluate the case information and use what you have learned, to piece together clues to the victim’s identity. You will be able to discuss, with educators and others learners, your thoughts on the identity of the deceased, based on your evaluation of the evidence. Get your own copy of the murder mystery After you submit your evaluation of the victim’s identity, all will be revealed at the end of the final week. You can continue your journey into the life and death of our victim in your very own ebook copy of a specially-written murder mystery by international best-selling crime novelist Val McDermid. Can you use the skills that you will learn on this course to identify the dead?
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Instructors

  • Helen Meadows
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Platform

Futurelearn

FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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